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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

By Abacus Mountain Guides
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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About
Challenge your body and get active in Scotland by taking a hike up the UK’s highest mountain—Ben Nevis. Avoid the worry of getting lost by going on a guided hike with an expert to take care of the navigating. As you ascend the mountain, pass by lakes, forests, valley, and peaks. It’s a great way to get fit, and see the beauty of Scotland at the same time.
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Ages 10-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 7–9 hours
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Go on a group walk up Ben Nevis with a guide to lead the way
  • Reward your hard work with amazing views of Scotland’s scenery
  • Learn about Scotland’s wildlife and geology from your guide
  • See lots of contrasting scenery, including lakes, peaks, and forests

  • Experienced mountain leader
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Transport between your accommodation and the start/finish point
  • Personal accident insurance


Start:
  • Achintee Road, Achintee Rd, Fort William PH33, UK
    Departure Point: Ben Nevis Inn PH33 6TE Dates: Wednesdays and Sundays from May through September
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21315P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21315P1

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      Departure Point: Ben Nevis Inn PH33 6TE Dates: Wednesdays and Sundays from May through September
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    Sightseer29742821439
    Uxbridge, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    This was the second time we travelled up to Scotland and employed Abacus to take us climbing in the mountains. And for good reason. Mike is the type of person who instils confidence, educates and is just an all-round great guy.

    We climbed Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge and it is something I will always remember. The highlights were the Eastern Traverse and the sheer drop down one side, Tower Ridge with a sheer drop down both sides and Tower Gap, where Mike calmly showed us how to lean across from one rock to another with nothing below. Oh, and the most hugged rock, which leads to the Tower Gap.

    Mike was great, and so was Sally who communicated all the details clearly via email and I absolutely recommend for anyone who wants to climb near Fort William to book Abacus.
    Written March 20, 2024
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    Bob F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    This was my first ascent of Snowdon and my first climb of my solo three peaks challenge, 1 Bob, 2 Wheels, 3 Peaks, travelling between peaks by cycle.
    I booked a guide in advance as I wanted to get the most out of the experience and of course safety was another important factor.
    I was not disappointed.
    Booked on a group session, in the event I was the only customer booked that turned up. The ascent however still went ahead.
    It was a fantastic experience, my guide, Sally, was excellent and very knowledgeable.
    It was, as is apparently quite normal, very wet and cloudy at the top, another good reason to have an experienced guide, the cairns can be tricky to spot. Snow at the top too, nice to see the snow buntings.
    The information and checklists provided was very useful.
    Would definitely recommend.
    A bit late in posted my review. Just got a certificate through from TCT to tell me that my event raised £2,227.79, including gift aid.
    Glad it started well, having a good guide does make a difference!
    Written August 12, 2022
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    Fantastic achievement, well done!
    Written August 13, 2022
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    Po L
    Woodley, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    I was travelling alone, and was delighted to find that there was an option to join a group walk which was not a weekend.

    Mike very kindly collected me from the train station as I had travelled by public transport, and checked that we all had sufficient layers/gloves etc before starting.

    The walk was a little tough battling against 50mph, but Mike was very good at keeping us motivated and safe.

    The walk down was much better weather, where we had lessons on the different plants too.

    I would definitely recommend Abacus, and hope to revisit and join another walk some day.
    Written June 1, 2022
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    Brilliant. Thanks you.
    Written June 10, 2022
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    Thomas W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Solo
    Kind and knowledgeable tour guide. The other people in the group were also friendly. Felt a bit expensive considering all the other people I saw hiking that day without a guide. It was a clear, warm day though and imagine in bad weather having a guide would be more important, especially if you are not an experienced hiker.
    Written September 10, 2021
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    Marie Louise R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Solo
    James was our guide and he was absolutely fantastic! Not only did he expertly guide our group and provide lots of information about Ben Nevis and the surrounding area, he also helped a number of people in difficulty along the way that were not part of our group. As a solo traveller I was a bit nervous taking on such a hike but I immediately felt at ease when we had our briefing before heading up the mountain. 100% recommend!
    Written July 3, 2023
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    Fantastic, thank you!
    Written July 4, 2023
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    Diane A
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Friends
    Reaching the summit was a massive achievement for us we were very lucky to have Alison Thacker as our guide who made it a very stress free day. Wonderful clear views at the top and a good covering of snow with just a little sprinkle as we reached the top. Lovely weather up and back down but make sure you have extra layers etc for the summit as very cold. We also had crampons with us which was a big help on the snow on the final climb to the top.
    Written May 3, 2021
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    benhughes16
    Port Talbot, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020 • Solo
    A great experience and would highly recommend this to anyone interested in traversing to the summit of Ben Nevis. Sally the guide was extremely knowledgeable about the geology, fauna and history of the area. It's a relaxed pace and you can stop for water, snacks and photos when you like.
    Written September 17, 2020
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    Simon
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    At the start of the New Year, I ascended Ben Nevis in winter conditions with Abacus Mountain Guides. This was the first guided hike that I have ever booked and Sally has set a high bar for those that follow. Thanks, myself and my two friends really enjoyed our day out!
    Written April 19, 2022
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    Thank you very much!
    Written June 10, 2022
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    joey61joanne
    Buckinghamshire13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    Sally led a small group of five of us; myself and my daughter, a couple and a single walker on our walk up Ben Nevis. She did a great job as there was quite a range of fitness levels in the group and the weather at the top wasn't great. We reached the summit and got back down safely. Would definitely recommend Abacus based on this trip. Sensible advice, good communication and a positive attitude. Thanks very much!
    Written July 27, 2021
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    Thank you, much appreciated.
    Written August 21, 2021
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    Michael B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    Ewan was an extremely helpful and knowledgable guide providing constant encouragement to all members of the party according to their needs. Not an easy skill! He inspired trust and obviously knew the mountains well. His patience and ability to chat with all group members was so much appreciated as was his knowledge of the wildlife and flora and fauna.
    The advice given on the run up,to the ascent day itself was helpful and safety seems always a paramount concern.
    I had a fabulous experience climbing Ben Nevis - a personal challenge made into an enjoyable experience. Thank you Ewan and Abacus!
    Written June 29, 2022
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